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China Considers Ending The Death Penalty For 9 Crimes

AP | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China may scrap the death penalty for nine out of 55 crimes, including counterfeiting and smuggling nuclear materials, state media sa...

Death Penalty for Bankers?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Crime
Hoyt Hilsman

That's the question that is raging through China these days as 30 year old multi-millionaire Wu Ying, once one of the richest women in the country, was sentenced to death for swindling $57 million from investors.

China Executes Filipino Drug Trafficker

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China, the world's most prolific executioner, put a Filipino drug trafficker to death Thursday despite a clemency appeal from the Philippin...

China Vows To Execute For Food Safety Crimes In New Crackdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — China warned Thursday that the worst offenders of food safety rules would get the death penalty in a new crackdown on an industry that...

China Executions Top World Rankings, Amnesty Report Says

nytimes.com | MARK McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG -- China executed more people last year than the rest of the world combined, according to a report published Tuesday by Amnesty Internationa...

China Executes 9 Uighurs Over July Ethnic Riots

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has executed nine men, including eight from the Muslim Uighur minority, for crimes committed during July riots that killed 200 p...

Xinjiang Riots: China Sentences 6 To Death

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A court in China's far western Xinjiang region sentenced six men to death Monday for murder and other crimes committed during ethnic r...

Li Peiying: China Executes Former Beijing Airport Boss After Vowing To Reduce Capital Punishments

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Leaders of China's elite state industries are renowned for their power, influence, and – in several recent cases – corrupt...

Iran Hangs 3 For Rape

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three men convicted of rape were hanged in Iran on Monday, iafrica reports. Two of the men were charged and convicted together of kidnapping and rapi...

China Executions To Be Reduced To "An Extremely Small Number"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China, which executes more people per year than any other country, vowed this week to cut back on the habit, ABC News reports. According to Supreme P...

China Executes Two Uighurs For Pre-Olympics Police Killings

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China executed two men from a Muslim minority group today for killing 17 police officers in an attack in the country's far west that the government po...

China Defends High Death Penalty Use As Olympics Approaches

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China limits the death penalty to a small number of serious criminals and does not have any plans to abolish it, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. T...